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Dropbox adds support for Files app in iOS 11

Dropbox's (opens in new tab) latest iOS update (version 64.3) adds full support for the Files app in iOS 11.

Easier access to Dropbox: Once you upgrade to iOS 11, you can access your Dropbox files from the new Files app and supported third-party apps. No need to flip back and forth between apps.

After you've updated to the latest version of Dropbox (opens in new tab), you'll need to re-authenticate in order to access your files using the Files app. It's as simple as opening up Files in iOS, tapping on the Dropbox folder in Locations, and following the prompts to authenticate your account. Afterward you'll be able to access all the files you've stored in Dropbox both within the Files app and in any app that supports iOS 11's new document picker.

The company announced support for the Files app back in June:

You'll be able to access files in your Dropbox account from third-party apps just as if they were stored on your iPhone or iPad. This integration will even work with Dropbox-specific features for teams, like commenting and viewer info, letting you collaborate on files from any app that supports file browsing.

You can learn more about the Files app in iOS 11 by checking out our guide!

How to view and organize documents in the Files app in iOS 11

Mikah Sargent is Senior Editor at Mobile Nations. When he's not bothering his chihuahuas, Mikah spends entirely too much time and money on HomeKit products. You can follow him on Twitter at @mikahsargent if you're so inclined.

3 Comments
  • I don’t think drag and drop is supported yet. At least I cannot get it to work.
  • If you want to copy to the ICloud desktop, you need to use the share button.
  • I spoke too soon. I did not have the most recent update installed. Works perfectly.